This post is sponsored by Vividwireless.
Unfortunately, I’m no stranger to internet connection issues. Long-term readers may remember I had a patchy connection for more than a month last year. I mentioned it here. And on Facebook. More than once. (In fact, sorry for all that whinging!)
For two months running, my mobile bill was more than five times its usual amount because of all the extra data I was using. When I pointed this out to my internet provider, I got the corporate jargon version of ‘my bad’.
So when the powers-that-be at Vividwireless asked if I wanted to try their product, I said, “Why yes, that would be wonderful. I could really use that. Thank you ever so much for asking.”*
*actual response: “HELL TO THE YES!”
I have a confession to make: I’m a bit of a technophobe. I swore I never would be; I have crystal clear memories of rolling my eyes whenever mum asked me to program the VCR growing up, or trying to patiently explain that you don’t have to double-click on internet links.
But now? Perhaps I’m old before my time. Or perhaps the Terminator put me off. If I get all up in the machines’ space, I’ll be one of Skynet’s first targets, right?
Vividwireless is a technophobe’s best friend. I don’t understand how the backend works. And I don’t need to. All I know is that I was sent a modem, I plugged it in, I visited a website, and hey presto! I haz internet. Hurrah!
No wires. No phone cables. No pleading with Telstra, or Optus, or (insert whoever’s coming third these days) to come and PRETTY PLEASE fix my connection issues it’s been a MONTH already and STILL nothing and WHY HAST THOU FORSAKEN ME?!
Plug in. Click. Agree. And then enjoy unlimited downloads with 4G LTE internet access (with up to 10mbps download and 1 mbps upload) for $89 a month. Or set yourself a limit – plans start from $29 a month.
(I’m getting technophobe shivers from these technical details. Let’s move on to the review part.)
The connection has been great. I work from home, with writing and proofreading for corporate clients, managing several social media accounts and maintaining this blog being my three main daily jobs. That’s a lot of time online, and that’s a lot of pressure on my internet connection.
And I’ve not had a single issue. I even hooked up with my online friend Stan to start watching 11.22.63 using this connection. It was fabulous. (Both the connection AND 11.22.63. Has anyone else watched it? I’m only two episodes in. Does it stay fabulous right to the end? Is it the best Stephen King adaptation ever? Did they change the ending? I need to know! I’m scared! HOLD ME!)
What do you usually use the internet for? What’s your connection like?